Meet the BURO Burnet Road Editors

Steve Cook - BURO Editor/Publisher
Steve Cook – BURO Editor/Publisher

Steve Cook – Editor / Publisher

Burnet Road has been and still is an integral part of native Austinite Steve Cook’s life and childhood – he shops there, eats there, and has been known to go to drive-in movies there.

When not playing a doctor on TV, Steve keeps busy as the owner of Austex Websites.  Steve went to Austin High School (when it was on 12th Street & Rio Grande) and graduated from the University of Texas in 1978.

Frank Campbell - Senior BURO Writer
Frank Campbell – Senior BURO Writer

Frank Campbell – BURO Senior Staff Writer

Native Austinite Frank Campbell has been a freelance writer since 1992.  His work has appeared in numerous publications and newspapers, including The West Austin News, The Austin Chronicle and The Austin American-Statesman.  Among the work Campbell did for the Statesman was a series of profiles of local businesses.

soco-mayor-austin-texasIn addition to being elected Austin’s first Mayor of SOCO (South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX), Campbell has also written numerous articles for Police, Texas Highway Patrol and Texas Highways magazines.  He has contributed the film notes for the Paramount Theatre’s Summer Classic Film Series from 1996 to the present. Campbell’s blog address is

If you’d like to hire Frank to write an article about your business or organization you can contact him at

Terrence Porter - BURO Cub Reporter
Terrence Porter – BURO Cub Reporter

Terry Porter – BURO CUB Reporter

Another native Austinite, Terry Lee Porter grew up with one goal in mind:  Become the Putt-Putt U.S.A. National Champion.  Despite his best efforts  competing in tournaments on Burnet Road’s legendary Putt-Putt golf course Porter’s knock-kneed putting style caused him to fall woefully short of his goal.

His dreams dashed, Porter turned to the game of Tele-Bingo, hosted by Austin’s premier television personality Mel Pennington.  Again Porter failed.  Since then, Terry has devoted his life to finding a way to get HBO for free, in a dreary add-on room in West Austin.

Editor’s Note:  We asked Terry for a short bio for this website and here’s what he sent us:  “Terry Porter is a native Austinite with no writing experience, no talent, and no prospects.”